In January, Sadyr Japarov completed his amazing rise from a prison cell in early October to being elected Kyrgyz president.
In between, Japarov promised changes and a new way of governing the country, and changes have been coming fast, to be sure.
On this week’s Majlis Podcast, RFE/RL media-relations manager Muhammad Tahir moderates a discussion on what has been changing in Kyrgyzstan now that Japarov is president.
This week’s guests are: from Bishkek, Saniia Toktagazieva, an expert in constitutional law; from Columbia University in New York City, where she is a PhD candidate, Colleen Wood, who lived in Kyrgyzstan and is a noted author of many articles on the country’s politics; and from Prague, Bruce Pannier, the author of the Qishloq Ovozi blog.
This post was originally published on Radio Free.